Spinosaurus was one fascinating predator. Only recently discovered, and estimated at up to 18m long! What were the spines for; did they act as a sail, store fat, mating display, or heat dissipation?
Sketch project for Art in Nature session, using separate paper & pens to depict exposed cactus from roots.
Mini-mermaids or giant sea horse?
Airline passengers can be excellent study subjects, as they’re often still for long periods of time.
Quick color study for stage musical set. Pen + digital.
Clichéd fantasy scene; brush pen over pencil.
Imagined portraits: water-soluble colored pencil; charcoal.
Only realized long after this ArtCard sketch that Pixar’s “For the Birds” short was the inspiration! [click image for larger scan]
Small sketch in ColoErase, TiltShift, toned in PS.
Most modern illustration is digitally created due to tight advertising deadlines. For hand-drawn images however, basic digital filters (saturation, contrast, levels, colorization) can help accentuate pencil-on-paper detail.